Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
's investment ideas. good morning. it's friday, february 22nd. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: selling continues in the market. stocks and commodities fell yesterday on distressing economic news, including a rise in unemployment claims. but it was the vix that made the day's biggest headline. the gauge of anxiety in the market jumped the most since 2011 this week. investors are becoming concerned about the march 1st deadline for sequestration even though traders tell us a deal is likely to happen. earnings after the close came in from hewlett packard. aig turned in a loss due to superstorm sandy. hpq shares shot up 6% last night on better-than-expected news. and today, the midwest is digging out from winter weather as the northeast prepares for the next round. tim mulholland of china-america capital joins us now following earnings from aig and hewlett- packard. what kind of cues will that give to traders today? > > you know, i think as far as beating estimates goes, and surprise, this certainly served as a good undertone yesterday when the market closed, so perhaps a little positive.
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
the party received illegal payments between '97 and 2008 and he received the support from angela merkel say that the spanish government, she had confidence in the spanish government to tackle economic crisis by implementing more economic reforms. that being said, she didn't say more especially on the corruption case as was reported a few days ago. there is a reaction, there was a strong reaction in the bond market. today is a bit more quiet. but for sure, mariano rajoy lost the opposition not only in spain, but also at the european level. it's going to be more difficult for him to perhaps negotiate more time to reduce the spanish deficit and perhaps more difficult for him to ask for insensitive measures to stimulate the economy at the european level. there's a trend on twitter tweeting for the -- the contractions for rajoy reject and that's on the right very well the situation here in spain. since the case, the corruption case was reported by the newspaper a few days ago. rajoy lost six points in the opinion polls in approval ratings. he is now amid 24%. that being said, the leader, the soc
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
today, i think if you've been listening to angela merkel to david cameron himself and francois hollande this week, the indication is that perhaps we shouldn't be as optimistic as jean-claude juncker would have us believe, but someone has to fly the flag for europe and we like our posturing in europe. overall, what rewe looking at? germany, the uk, the nordic european countries are fighting for cuts, real term cuts in this whereas italy and france would rather have it held steady. even within that, the battle lines aren't clear. the uk and sweden in particular, trying to protect their all important rebates. we've got italy saying that their contribution overall is too great and, of course, as i just mentioned, france very concerned about the agricultural spending that contributes around 40% of the entire eu budget. so as usual, we get a of comments and a lot of the european leaders come to this working out, just how they can negotiate and is walk away, flying their individual flag and saying, hey, i came out with what i asked. but, you know, ultimately, what we've seen in the past is tha
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
today with angela merkel. this is one election reverb rating and causing problems for policymakers. >>> more broadly, take a look at the italian markets. it is the red spot. down 0.4%. this has been key to trade both with the euro and generally with u.s. features futures this morning. so down about 0.4%. it was down about 0.6%. at those levels, you started to see u.s. futures turn negative. it looks like we're going to be able to hold up here. german unemployment data only that and can cpi data, the main releases this morning. german unemployment adjusted at 6.9% held steady in january. the cpi fell on the month but was up 2% year on year. it's spurring talks about a rate cut. quick look at the bond space next, this is where where he watch for policy cues. we're seeing a rally. we're seeing yields slightly lower. no real signs of concern emanating from here this morning. turn quickly to forex and the euro/dollar which was trying to continue to hold its ree bound, that's not the euro/dollar. we are at 1.5186 for sterling/dollar. sorry. we're over here at 1.3109. giving up about 0.2%